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SYNOD. An ecclesiastical assembly.

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At the 2001 Canadian National General Synod, he apologized for the Anglican "attitude to gays and lesbians," calling for their "full inclusion in the Body of Christ" (Interim, Feb.
However, Synod referred two motions to the Council of General Synod (COGS), the church's governing body between General Synods, "for further work;" the motions dealt with changes to the way the church deals with amendments to its canons (laws).
In a six-hour session, the young Anglicans were given a crash course in the workings of synod and the rules that govern it, and encouraged to take their place at the table as members on an equal standing with even the most experienced synod veteran.
The synod was instituted as an advisory body to the pope, but scores of bishops would get up to quote the pope to himself, as if he did not know what he had said.
According to the Catholic News Service, twelve members of the ordinary council of the Synod of Bishops, three from each continent with Asia and Oceania counted as one, were elected by the synod father at the end of the recent assembly in Rome, Italy.
The remainder of this article documents the varied ways the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin has lived out the ideas and challenges Dr.
Added Landon Whitsitt, executive for the Synod of Mid-America: "We're talking about reimagining the church and how it engages in mission --to create structures that enable us to be more missional at all levels of the church.
The synod was called to deal with the doctrinal position of the "Remonstrance to the States of Holland" (1610) and the Contra-Remonstrance of the Reformed opposition (1611).
In the present volume, Orobator has assembled reflections of experts on African Christianity on the theme of the Second Synod of Bishops, Special Assembly for Africa, which was held in Rome in October 2009.
The Rev Prebendary Kay Garlick told the opening of a five-day meeting of theChurch's ruling body that any outcome in the debate would inevitably bring "hurt" to some members of the Synod.
I felt called to youth ministry long before I knew such a thing even existed in our denomination," said Audrey Cameron, currently the camping and youth consultant for the Synod of the Atlantic Provinces.
The synod will also have an ecumenical focus, the archbishop affirmed, explaining that delegates from other churches and Christian communities will attend.